The Algerian Football Federation (FAF) has suspended this weekend’s round of fixtures following the death of Cameroonian striker, Albert Ebosse.
Ebosse, 24, died after being struck on the head by an object thrown from the stands after JS Kabylie’s 2-1 home defeat to USM Algern.
A FAF statement read: “All the matches of the championships of professional and amateur leagues… scheduled across the country for the weekend of August 29 and 30 are suspended and postponed until a later date.[eap_ad_2]
“This is in homage to Albert Ebosse, who tragically died, and also to protest the irresponsible actions of some fanatics and hooligans that perpetuate violence in stadiums and has reached unacceptable proportions.
“FAF, the federal office and members of the general assembly will study soon other more coercive measures that may disqualify the offending club from all competitions.
“FAF, the LFP (Ligue de Football Professionnelle) and JSK decided to grant compensation in the amount of 10 million dinars (€95,000) to the family of the deceased.